Shades of Two Worlds
The Allman Brothers Band - Shades of Two Worlds.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 2, 1991
RecordedApril 1991 at Ardent Recording, Memphis, TN
GenreSouthern rock, blues rock
ProducerTom Dowd
The Allman Brothers Band chronology
Seven Turns
Shades of Two Worlds
A Decade of Hits 1969–1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[3]

Shades of Two Worlds is the tenth studio album by the Allman Brothers Band. Among the tracks are several longer songs of varying genres: the rock song "Nobody Knows"; jazzy instrumental "Kind of Bird"; and the blues-rocker "Get On with Your Life". Dickey Betts takes a more prominent role in songwriting here than on most other of the group's albums, writing or cowriting five of the eight songs. Newer member Warren Haynes also has co-writing credits on five songs. There is also a Delta Blues cover of Robert Johnson's "Come On in My Kitchen".

Track listing

  1. "End of the Line" (Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, John Jaworowicz) – 4:38
  2. "Bad Rain" (Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes) – 5:33
  3. "Nobody Knows" (Dickey Betts) – 10:58
  4. "Desert Blues" (Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes) – 5:02
  5. "Get On with Your Life" (Gregg Allman) – 6:58
  6. "Midnight Man" (Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes) – 4:39
  7. "Kind of Bird" (Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes) – 8:26
  8. "Come On in My Kitchen" (Robert Johnson-Arranged by Dickey Betts) – 6:18



  1. ^ Eder, Bruce (2011). "Shades of Two Worlds - The Allman Brothers Band | AllMusic". Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, John (2011). "The Allman Brothers Band: Shades Of Two Worlds : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on January 8, 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.